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Bye Bye S3

voorhees May 26, 2013

  1. voorhees

    voorhees Moderator Staff Member Moderator Team V8 Audi S5 s tronic

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    After seven years of ownership my pride and joy has gone to a better place.
    I will miss the wide arches and stance of my 8L and the pull of the Revoed 1.8t engine but the 2 tfsi has replaced it so hopefully some fun times ahead.

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    And no I am not planning on leaving just yet,if I wasn't here you'd have nobody to moan about:)
     
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  2. harvey01

    harvey01 Member

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    i was thinking of making the change but i wont something diffrent so will be a seat leon cupra IF I DO
     
  3. voorhees

    voorhees Moderator Staff Member Moderator Team V8 Audi S5 s tronic

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    I looked long and hard,this won me over with the way the cabin is,the Audi is/was such a nice place to be,obviously the performance/exterior looks/handling as well on the Golf
     
  4. [Dave B]

    [Dave B] Daddy

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    Nooooooooooooooo!



    Nice replacement though :)
     
  5. s33nyboy12

    s33nyboy12 Well-Known Member Team Ibis Team V8 Audi R8 s tronic

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    I like it. What's the spec?? Dsg or manual??

    you going revo?

    Sean
     
  6. jojo

    jojo Looking for Boost! Staff Member Moderator Team Daytona Audi S3 quattro Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    You cheat!
     
  7. Gops

    Gops Badger 5 Edition VCDS Map User Gold Supporter Audi S3

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    Noooo! I wanted your rims!!! Lol! Was a lovely car jase, one of my most favourite 8L's on the forum because how mint it always looked! The GTI looks nice, I do like these cars! Lovely remap and it'll be quick! :)
     
  8. Sandra

    Sandra Administrator Staff Member Administrator TeamMisano TFSI Owners Group Audi S3 quattro s tronic Platinum Supporter Audi Main Dealer

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    Sad to see the S3 go Jase, it was a excellent, well looked after car. I do like the new replacement though. No, you cant leave, then i would get a higher %of the moans, lol. Enjoy driving it Jase. :) xx
     
  9. voorhees

    voorhees Moderator Staff Member Moderator Team V8 Audi S5 s tronic

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    Just poverty spec nothing special :ninja:

    Whaaat ! 200 bhp against your mighty AMD S3

    I must admit I tried to hang onto it but got told off by the missus as I didn't need two cars

    lol

    It was very hard to see it go,even harder when I looked at the receipts for just the mods,hey ho a new beginning and all that Dave
     
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  10. s33nyboy12

    s33nyboy12 Well-Known Member Team Ibis Team V8 Audi R8 s tronic

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    Well I have driven the mk 5 gti and I think it's a very capable hot hatch, handles well and has got a punchy engine . When I was going to buy one it was a toss up between the tornado red and the grey metallic I think you chose the right colour mate.

    Did you px your s3 or sell private?

    Sean
     
  11. superkarl

    superkarl MAN OF STEEL

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    Nice :thumbsup:
     
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  12. voorhees

    voorhees Moderator Staff Member Moderator Team V8 Audi S5 s tronic

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    I have no use for a saloon as we have one already in the family so a hatch is always what fits my bill,I sold privately on auto trader and wasn't a million miles away from the asking price Sean.
     
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  13. dre_S3

    dre_S3 Member

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    Nice car mate can't go wrong with a golf
     
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  14. MBK

    MBK Well-Known Member

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    And there was me hoping you were joining us in RS3 land to defeat the replica set once and for all ;)

    Joking aside, good choice, especially the colour apparently red ones add always best.
     
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  15. S3 Rav

    S3 Rav Well-Known Member

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    Good luck with the new car jase. So you going to carry on flying the revo flag. How do the two cars compare as it stands?
     
  16. Blackcupraa

    Blackcupraa Member Team Ibis VCDS Map User Audi S3

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    I've been sorely tempted to make the same switch myself. I'm intrigued to know what the main differences are between the 8l S3 and a mkV golf, handling and power wise!
     
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  17. ScottD3

    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics Supporter Team V6 quattro Audi A8 Audi S8 Team Akoya TDi saloon

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    Get pic up of the drivers view mate. :)
     
  18. voorhees

    voorhees Moderator Staff Member Moderator Team V8 Audi S5 s tronic

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    Rav,Revo all the way :)
    I cannot/will not comment on which is better but I will say one thing...going back to FWD is an experiance :)
     
  19. s33nyboy12

    s33nyboy12 Well-Known Member Team Ibis Team V8 Audi R8 s tronic

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    a healthy revo stage one golf gti 2.0 t will regularly make 250-255 bhp and are aggressive in power delivery to say the least. Decent front tyres and few other mods FTW . A dsg stage one shark performance with dsg software will shave a few more tenths of your 0-60 time. Awesome gti sell LSD for them aswell which I imagine would make a massive difference.

    When I was gong to buy one I was just going to go stage one remap as it transforms the car from stock.

    Sean
     
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  20. superkarl

    superkarl MAN OF STEEL

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    One of the biggest pros of the mkV gti for me is how well it ages, or doesnt for that matter.
    You can see a tastefully modded and styled 05 and you would never ever think it was 8 years old.
    I think the mkVI will be much the same. VW just nailed it on the styling. Subtle and respectable, yet quite brutish.

    You dont hear many people say bad things about them, and the chassis is supposed to be quite a step in the right direction from the mk4.
    The new MkVII is getting the same comments, but my god that one is ugly!
     
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  21. voorhees

    voorhees Moderator Staff Member Moderator Team V8 Audi S5 s tronic

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    Sure
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  22. ScottD3

    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics Supporter Team V6 quattro Audi A8 Audi S8 Team Akoya TDi saloon

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    How close do you sit to the steering wheel?
     
  23. jojo

    jojo Looking for Boost! Staff Member Moderator Team Daytona Audi S3 quattro Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    It's a more rewarding drive though, you can actually use the throttle mid corner, unlike the S3.
     
  24. voorhees

    voorhees Moderator Staff Member Moderator Team V8 Audi S5 s tronic

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    Very close :p
     
  25. voorhees

    voorhees Moderator Staff Member Moderator Team V8 Audi S5 s tronic

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    You looked like you used your throttle at Camp corner in your S3 :racer:

    Drift King
     
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  26. Nilz

    Nilz Defo worth the wait :) Team Ibis TFSI Owners Group quattro Audi A4 S-line owners group saloon Manual

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    Oh Jase!!!

    Congrats on the new car mate, it is a good replacement for the S3 though :)

    I hope you dont start a trend amongst the old skoolers in here!!

    Next thing you know Jo will be looking for a Porsche (to match his alloys!!) :whistle2:
     
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  27. mattyboy199

    mattyboy199 Well-Known Member

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    mk5 Edition 30 Golfs make 300BHP on a stage 1 remap......no brainer
     
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  28. The Doctor

    The Doctor Well-Known Member

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    Nice replacement, definitely in the best colour. But I still prefer the 8L personally.
     
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  29. voorhees

    voorhees Moderator Staff Member Moderator Team V8 Audi S5 s tronic

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    Paul,I was still in denial just before I put the advert up,I scoured for a lock-up so I could keep both,I unashamedly admit I loved my S3 and in my ownership from December 16th 2005 until I sold her she never failed to start once,track days and quarter miles she took in her stride only once did I push her too hard upon entering Inters 2011 on a baking hot day when I broke her DV and had to limp home :(


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  30. s33nyboy12

    s33nyboy12 Well-Known Member Team Ibis Team V8 Audi R8 s tronic

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    Now if I had of seen your s3 for sale, I probably would of bought it!

    Still on the hunt for the right 8l s3....... Almost given up
     
  31. jojo

    jojo Looking for Boost! Staff Member Moderator Team Daytona Audi S3 quattro Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    Guess I won't be meeting up with you again on the way to GTI Inters, now that you'll be parking with the vee dub boys! :moa:
     
  32. voorhees

    voorhees Moderator Staff Member Moderator Team V8 Audi S5 s tronic

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    Nope I'll be at my usual stand :eiertritt:
     
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  33. [Dave B]

    [Dave B] Daddy

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    I hope the new owner looks after it as well as you clearly did.
     
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  34. voorhees

    voorhees Moderator Staff Member Moderator Team V8 Audi S5 s tronic

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    I'll never know Dave as it has gone to retire by the sea
     
  35. Gops

    Gops Badger 5 Edition VCDS Map User Gold Supporter Audi S3

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    Where's he live? I want to give him an offer for the rims!
     
  36. s33nyboy12

    s33nyboy12 Well-Known Member Team Ibis Team V8 Audi R8 s tronic

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    Quite rare the nuvoulari's or whatever they are called, don't see many on 8l s3 platform. I like them , suit the car IMO

    Sean
     
  37. voorhees

    voorhees Moderator Staff Member Moderator Team V8 Audi S5 s tronic

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    On the south coast somewhere :think:

    Yeah they have disappeared now,they were from an Audi TT like concept car in 03 and named after this legend
    Tazio Nuvolari - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Lovely looking wheels but a bugger to clean.
     
  38. S3 Rav

    S3 Rav Well-Known Member

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    How's the golf coming along jase?
     
  39. voorhees

    voorhees Moderator Staff Member Moderator Team V8 Audi S5 s tronic

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    A few tweaks here and there Rav,nothing major you know me :eyebrows:
     
  40. 16Klappe

    16Klappe I <3 Panda's! Supporter

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    A friend of mine has a lovely Mk5, it is a brilliant drive.

    A TIV custom map from Niki, as a TOTALLY stock car, not even an intake. 254bhp and 290lbft. Can't complain at that!

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